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Tags: 2020 Elections | Coronavirus | Donald Trump | Media Bias | Trump Administration | twitter | block

Twitter Blocks Trump Campaign for 'COVID-19 Misinformation'

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(Andrew Matthews/AP)

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 09:23 PM

Twitter briefly blocked President Donald Trump's campaign account, @teamtrump, from posting on its social network for violating the company's policy on coronavirus misinformation.

Trump's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, had retweeted a post of a video that included an interview Trump did Wednesday with Fox News where he said children are "virtually immune" from getting COVID-19.

"They don't have a problem, they just don't have a problem," Trump added, as part of an argument for why schools should reopen. "It doesn't have an impact on them. I've watched some doctors say they're totally immune."

Twitter said the @teamtrump account was prohibited from posting until the clip was removed. No action was taken on the president's own account. The @teamtrump account resumed posting Wednesday evening and the video clip appeared to have been taken down.

"The original Tweet from @TeamTrump is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation, and we've required removal," according to a post from Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio.

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Twitter briefly blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign account, @teamtrump, from posting on its social network for violating the company's policy on coronavirus misinformation.
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